Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by 89BUFF89, Apr 13, 2015.
Started with Dick Tharp's complete and total lack of leadership, which was very odd for a former trial attorney. He should have known the impact of PR; heck, trial lawyers get CLE credits for classes in handling PR in those circumstances.
The first words he should have said to GB and his bosses, were, "Keep your mouths shut! 'No comment' works jes' fine! I'm bringing professional PR types to help and act as spokespersons."
And as former University counsel, he had the background, experience and respect...or should have had... to do it.
Why he was a complete no-show remains a total mystery to us all.
May have to pick that up. I don't know much about the 'scandal'...just know prior admin neglect of the program and the 'scandal' killed football for a decade. It'd be interesting to see how much it cost the school. Maybe they can sue these asshats for economic loss...lol...
We literally gave ourselves the death penalty.
Impressive, even for the stoners of the nation.
Tharp ran the AD like his little fiefdom totally separate from the University. Old boys club.
I loaned my copy out a few years ago to a fellow CU fan.
I have already forgotten a lot of it - probably because sometimes it is just better to forget.
I'll never forget how spitting mad my stepdad (OU fan) was after reading it one Christmas.
Hoffman let Lacy and company bully her and they did no PR of their own to get the 'truth' out because it wasn't PC to question rape charges.
Still get nauseous thinking about Byyny and Hoffman announcing the ludicrous changes to recruiting - ****ing morons
I'm gonna see if our library has it, haven't read that one. I read McCartney's book, the name escapes me.
The book was poorly edited. This was because the Prosecution threatened a ****ing lawsuit against the company that was going to publish the book, and Plaskett couldn't get anyone else to publish it. He eventually had to do it on his own. To this day I still have trouble watching the local news outside of the weather, and if it wasn't for Dempsey and Hochman I wouldn't read the Post at all. I think Woelk was the only columnist I didn't lose respect for.
fify ... and some elaboration added.
Interestingly BG Brooks isn't shown in a fine light and of course he now works for the AD.
Just bought the book on Amazon. Thanks for the reminder.
The book has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years. I want to read it, but I know it's going to royally piss me off.
Do it. When huckster fan brings it up you can shove it in its face
That piece of **** hypocrite Reilly couldn't police his own basement.
Some of the respect and affection I had for the school hasn't come back.
What that whole incident did to our football program is bad enough. What really pisses me off though is that the administration let a bunch of completely innocent and very good young men get smeared with the image that they were a bunch of rapist and abusers.
I wish that somehow the administration individually could have had their bank accounts sued off along with Keenan and her band of monsters for what they did to those guys. What should have been one of the best times of their lives turned into a nightmare and a stain on their reputation.
I remember reading my copy of Buffaloed. It made me so very angry and sad at the same time.
Try to find it tomorrow. Haven't read it yet.
Many, many thanks also to Dick Tharp and Gary Barnett, both of whom, IMO, contributed greatly to the entire circus!
IMHO, Tharp as AD and former lawyer for CU coulda stopped the whole show in its tracks in a couple of hours. Instead, he literally DISAPPEARED!!!!!
Two words would have saved GB's a*s : "NO. COMMENT."
I have a copy if someone would like to borrow it. Just as long as you send it back to me in the same condition (no dog-eared pages!) I live around Boulder or can mail it to you. PM me.
GB got hung out to dry. They knew that PR wasn't his strong suite yet the adminstration including Tharp cowerred in the corner trying to let Gary take the brunt of the impact which he did.
You comment about Tharp is correct. He could have and should have shut the whole think down in it's tracks. If he wasn't capable then he had access to the people and resources who could have.
I looked at our little library yesterday and no dice. Farmington probably has it but I might be interested. Bruce Plaskett, is he involved in the book? The librarian mentioned that name if I got it right, I looked everywhere in there. Anyway, ill let u know and we'll talk. I shelve every book I buy or check out so no worries about a dog ****ing it up. He would if I left it out, especially if he thinks I'm not paying attention to him lol.
Hit up jcatcher, but you best not fold those pages.
Dude you are the best. And **** those book destroying dogs
I'm in the book business, so I take my books seriously. I was President of my Library Board for seven years. I also have a pretty extensive personal collection of sports books.
I just checked WorldCat, and it's hardly in any libraries. Not surprising since it was self-published. Lafayette (CO) has one, so does the main Denver PL, and the Lakewood Jeffco library. There's one in St. Charles, MO, and at the Liberty University Law Library in VA (?).
Yeah, dog-eared means the folding down of corners of pages to mark your place instead of using a bookmark.
P.S. If you ask nicely, your local library will get it for you through the inter-library loan program.
P.S.S. Plaskett is the author. He worked for the Longmont Times-Call at the time and covered the Buffs.
Bro I know what it means, I mean our lab will literally eat it, he's an asshat. Great dog but damn, he's just like having another kid I swear lol.
The book is also available for purchase on Amazon as we speak. $4.28 new and used.
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